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Social Studies Education


Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education program at Southeast Missouri State University receive grades 9-12 teaching certification and are trained to teach social studies content courses including history, geography, civics, and economics.

What You'll Do

  • Take courses from award-winning faculty in both the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education
  • Experience multiple field placements and work with students with a variety of learning styles
  • Develop skills essential to successful high school teaching
  • Enjoy multiple opportunities for collaboration with local teachers and with other students in the SSED major

What You'll Study

  • US107 Modern American History
  • WH305 World Civilizations
  • PS103 US Political Systems

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Student teaching placements for Social Studies education students are designed to provide:

  • Extended periods of time in a classroom setting to study classroom organization and management
  • Instructional strategies, curriculum planning, and classroom management techniques
  • Experience in teaching practices and procedures under the mentorship of an accomplished cooperating teacher


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